We want to share with you the breaking news from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in his most recent Dear Colleague letter, indicating legislation that will be voted on in the upcoming weeks. HJ Res 79, Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s bill to remove the time limit, will be taken up the week of February 10th. Also … Continue reading JUST ANNOUNCED: House Floor Vote Week of February 10th!
On Monday, January 27th we will be in Richmond for the final celebration of Virginia’s vote to become the 38th and final state needed for ratification of the ERA. Each chamber of the Virginia General Assembly–the House of Delegates and the Senate–will vote on the other’s ERA resolution that passed last Wednesday, January 15th. This final determination will … Continue reading Breaking: Virginia’s Final Votes on the ERA
Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy An extraordinary day, nearly a century in the making, nearly half a century since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment and states began the ratification process: something really big to put in the DONE! category–the state of Virginia today voted to become the 38th state to ratify the ERA. Both legislatures … Continue reading Virginia is #38!!!!!
Today Chief Patron House Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy’s ERA resolution HJ 1 was voted out of the House Privileges and Elections Committee by a vote of 13-9. The ERA had been stopped there many times before. We are happy to report that both the Senate and the House of Delegates in Virginia will vote on … Continue reading The Big Virginia Vote: January 15, 2020
What a week for the ERA! Virginia took its first step towards ratification yesterday when the Senate Privileges & Elections Committee convened a special hearing and voted to send SJ Res 1, the resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, to the floor. Chief Patrons Senator Jennifer McClellan and Senator Mamie Locke passionately spoke in favor of … Continue reading Newsletter: January 10, 2020 – What a week for the ERA!
For immediate release (January 3, 2020) New York, NY — The ERA Coalition commends Governor Andrew Cuomo for supporting an effective and inclusive Equal Rights Amendment to be added to New York’s Bill of Rights. The ERA Coalition has led this effort over the past year working with the Governor, the Legislature, and other interested … Continue reading ERA Coalition Press Release: January 3, 2020